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Obituary: Norma Kerby Nielsen

12/17/19 ~ 3/17/03

Norma Kerby Nielsen passed away Monday, March 17, 2003 in Orem, Utah following a long illness.

She was born December 17, 1919 in Provo, Utah to Alma and Minta Kendall Kerby. Her childhood and teen years were spent in Provo, Utah. Norma attended schools in Provo, graduating from B. Y. High School in 1938 where she was a member of the Cheer Leaders Club. She had many friends, some with whom she still has associations.

Norma married Albert E. Nielsen on

June 4, 1941 in the Manti LDS


She was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many capacities in Sunday School, M. I. A., Primary, and Relief Society. She also spent many hours doing temple work and served as a Visiting Teacher for numerous years.

Norma loved doing hair which led to her getting a Beauty Operator's license and establishing her own beauty shop in Springville, Utah. Two of her greatest loves and talents were quilting and crocheting. She made many quilts and temple aprons for her granddaughters, great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. She also loved shopping for others, walking in the park, and her dogs.

Norma was very compassionate, always doing and thinking of others, especially her immediate and extended family. She was always guiding and doing for all of us. Until we meet again, we will always love and miss her.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two sisters, Marie Allred and Ellen Gay Gordon; and one brother, Clyde Kendall Kerby. Survived by daughters Linda Nadean (Dean) Mortenson of Provo, UT, and Berdene (Larry) Nash of West Jordan, UT; 5 granddaughters, Connie (Steve) Anton, Janet (Phill) Harmon, Cathy (Kirk) Christensen, Cindy Rios, and Stephanie (Chuck) Backlin; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and two sisters: Viola (Bud) Smith, Provo, UT; and Joan (Darell) Tew, Murray, UT.

Graveside services will be held Friday, March 21, 2003 at 12:30 p.m. in the Midvale City Cemetery, 7500 S. I-15 Frontage Road, Midvale, Utah. Friends may call Friday morning from 10-11 a.m. at Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 E. Center Street.